Shearing is a classic part of Australian culture. It's been depicted in artworks, films and music. Shearers, handlers, pressers and classers are es...
Start your sheep shearing adventure by learning how to handle, catch, position and crutch sheep as a beginner. Whether you're new or revisiting, this course imparts safe crutching methods, underscores animal welfare, and highlights teamwork in the shearing shed.
Begin your shearing journey or develop and refine your shearing at a novice level. Whether you're a new or returning student, this course will teach you safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.
Fine-tune your existing sheep-shearing skills and take your shearing career to the next level with this short course. Learn humane handling and shearing techniques that will help you quickly, easily and safely shear more sheep per day.
If you have little to no experience in shearing, then this intensive two-week course is the perfect step into the industry. Practise in a real farm environment with live sheep as you learn safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.
Make your mark in the wool industry with an entry-level qualification to get you working in a shearing shed or a wool-classing program. Start your career as a roustabout or shearing shedhand as you learn to pen sheep and handle wool.
Develop the skills to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in wool handling and wool clip preparation and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.
Wool course information
There are so many ways to study at TAFE NSW. You can choose an option that suits your learning style and lifestyle.
Who is a wool course good for?
You're a hard worker who likes animals. Penning sheep is a workout, and so is shearing and pressing wool into bales. Luckily you're pretty fit and don't mind a bit of hard labour. You like working as a part ...
Wool career paths
Investing your time and energy into a wool course provides you with several great career options to choose from:
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